It’s being called the first collaboration of its kind in Indiana — one that brings higher education and the military together to grow student skills ranging from leadership, ethical behavior and civic engagement to cultural awareness, critical thinking and problem solving.
Announced earlier this fall, the partnership between Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Indiana National Guard, which invested $50,000 into the effort, involves a series of six programs that began with the 2016-17 school year.
“This partnership with the Indiana National Guard will bring very exciting opportunities for our students to grow in leadership and civic service,” said IPFW Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein. “It will also touch our campus community, alumni, and region by supporting nonprofits and recognizing the ways that our people invest their time and talent here in northeast Indiana.”
“We were looking for new ways to tell people about our programs and IPFW really stepped up,” Guard Lt. Col. Todd Norris said. “We’re using this partnership with IPFW as a model for university programs around the state.”
Additional information on the six program areas is available here.